Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneak Peak - Dining Room Light


I've been working tirelessly on a little project. Well, I guess you could say (and I think Mr. Tennis has said) that I've doing more than my part to stimulate the economy! Yes, after living in our lovely, older home for the last 15 years without doing a whole lot, I decided some changes needed to be made. So I had an on-line consultation with Rhoda of Southern Hospitality. Not joking when I say that both Mr. Tennis and my son kind of scoffed at the idea, but really she has given me some great ideas and suggestions!


Many of her ideas are still being put into play -- this redecorating stuff takes a while! But, we just got a new chandelier for the dining room and I love, love, love it!

I had thought about spray-painting the old brass one, but when this new one was on sale and I got an additional discount, I could not resist. While many people can make the spray-painting work, Mr. Tennis spray-painted an ugly lamp about a month ago that he bought at TJ Maax a couple years ago. After his efforts, it became an ugly black lamp, so you can see why I'm too confident about our spray painting abilities.


More changes afoot in the dining room -- new curtains to be put up, rug into place and some other little touches. Also, new seat cushions on the chairs. Have spent the last week removing over 120 staples per chair to remove the old fabric! Oy! I need to start the recovering process -- keep fingers crossed!

It's been fun and I'm so thrilled with the way it's shaping up. Stay tuned!

17 comments:

TanyaLea said...

Decorating is one of my great 'loves' so I truly enjoy seeing posts like this! You can do the reupholstering, no problem. And what a difference it will be when you are done. Be sure to post photos!! :)

Jodee Leader said...

I am sooo excited about your makeover! I can't wait to see more. Good luck with the rest of your chairs. Rhoda rocks!

Gail said...

How fun Janet! Can't wait to see more of what you do with the dining room. Staple removing isn't fun but..will be worth it though when everything's finished!

Marla said...

Love the look so far! I love redoing too.

Lisa said...

Love the chandelier! I can't wait to see more!! : )

Super Mommy said...

Looks lovely thus far. Can't wait to see the rest! Smart gal for not tackling the painting/restoring thing - it's totally overrated! They always make it look so easy on HGTV - then you do it and it's more work/money and a mess!!

Sue said...

Can't wait to see the reveal. I love decorating and read Rhoda's blog.
Have fun!

Sue : )

Laura L. said...

Great news! I'd love to see more photos of how you change things. Before and after would be great. Ha ha. I'm not asking for too much am I? :)
Congratulations on making changes. We are so slow to do them here.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh wow....love the new chandelier!! How exciting to be doing some decorating:) Can't wait to see what you do next!

I giggled when I read your spray paint story....I had a similar experience!

Lisa

Lissa said...

beautiful chandelier! One thing always leads to another... Enjoy beautifying your home! I can totally see why you were nervous to paint your chandelier!

Kim said...

How fun! I can really get stuck in a rut with decorating I may have to try out one of her consults! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Casey said...

Oh... I love a fun house project!! Love the light... can't wait to see the rest!!

paige said...

fun for you girlie!
& the dining room sounds wonderful...looking forward to the finished product.
love the chandelier you chose
ox

Lucy said...

How exciting! Your new chandelier is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished look! :)
P.S. Reuhpolstering is hard work but SUCH a money saver. Getting those staples out is the hardest part. Can't wait to see how they look!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love it! I can't wait to get to Mexico and set up a real home for our family;)

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I cannot wait to see it all.. I too LOVE decorating:)

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